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Catnip for Steely Dan Fans — Ten Days at NYC’s Beacon

By Joan K. Smith Huffington Post How far would you travel for a concert? How about across the country? Or across the world? It was still September when a gaggle of particularly obsessive music fans descended on New York City from near and far for a singular purpose: The ten-day run of seven Steely Dan […]

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Review: Winwood steals Steely Dan show

By Amy Shanks Hawkes Bay Today HAWKES BAY, New Zealand — American rock/jazz stars Steely Dan were in Hawke’s Bay on Saturday for the last performance on the final leg of their world tour, but for all the hype surrounding them the atmosphere fell flat when they took the stage. Vocalist Donald Fagen, dressed casually […]

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Vector Arena: Steely Dan & Winwood

Press Release American rock icons Steely Dan and the legendary Steve Winwood have kicked off their Australian tour in fine style, thrilling audiences and critics at the first concert in Perth. The Australian Newspaper raved: “Sometimes you’re struck by the knowledge of how blessed you are to be in the presence of greatness and how foolish […]

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Steely Dan in KC

By Timothy Finn Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thursday night was musician appreciation night at Starlight Theater. Steely Dan was in town, and more than a celebration of the vaunted music catalog of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, the two-hour concert before a crowd of more than 6,500 showcased the musical precision and […]

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Steely Dan Reels in the ’70s: Band Jazzes it up on Tour at Foxwoods

By David Linton Attleboro Sun Chronicle MASHANTUCKET, Conn. – After touring over a half-dozen times since 2000, jazz-rock ambassadors Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have this concert tour thing down pat. The band leaders of Steely Dan, which helped define the soundtrack of the much musically-maligned 1970s, looked and sounded comfortable on the stage of […]

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Steely Dan at Tanglewood

By Greg Haymes Albany Times Union LENOX, Mass. – One of the most distinctive bands on the ’70s pop scene, Steely Dan has always had a signature sound – a cool, heady, highly polished, deftly arranged brand of jazz-rock with a smooth-funk edge. And that sound didn’t change even when they came back with 2000′s […]

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Cool Steely Dan Jazz-Rock on Hot Night 

  By Jane Stevenson Toronto Sun   TORONTO — There ain’t no cure for the summertime blues maybe but Steely Dan’s concert at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on Friday night (July 22, 2011) went a long way in easing the pain of yet another excruciatingly hot and humid evening in Toronto as the city’s heat […]

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Steely Dan Plays Cool Concert on Warm Night at the Bowl

By L. Paul Mann NoozHawk.com July 6 was an unusually crisp and warm evening in Santa Barbara with light Santa Ana winds buffering the hillsides above the city. It was a perfect summer evening for a concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl by veteran jazz rock fusion band Steely Dan. As the sunset faded to […]

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Steely Dan Brings ‘Aja’ to Vivid Life

By Robert Kinsler The Orange County Register LOS ANGELES — When it comes to performances of the best-known jazz-rock album in popular music, it’s next to impossible to imagine anything outdistancing the live version of Steely Dan‘s Aja that thrilled a capacity crowd at the Greek Theatre Friday night. For 43 magical minutes, the Dan […]

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Quintessential Studio Act Becomes a Well-Honed Touring Machine

By Joan K. Smith Huffington Post This weekend, Steely Dan, that indefinable and technically sophisticated bundle of rock, jazz, and whatever else strikes the fancy of principals Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, kicked off the “Shuffle Diplomacy” tour, their seventh U.S. tour since 2000, with a group of band veterans who are as well known […]

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